Travel Management Specialist, GS-0301-07/09


Vacancy ID: 842372   Announcement Number: HHS-IHS-MP/ESEP-13-842372   USAJOBS Control Number: 337888700

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1. Title of Job

Enter:  Travel Management Specialist, GS-0301-07/09
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

Select the option(s) below for which you are eligible to apply.  You are required to submit documented proof of your eligibility to be considered under merit promotion, Indian Preference, and/or other special appointing authorities.


01 I am eligible to apply for this position under Indian Preference procedures (submit form BIA-4432).
02 I am a current or former Federal service employee who holds or held a permanent appointment in the competitive service, or in an excepted service position covered by an interchange agreement. (Required Document- SF50).
03 I am a VEOA eligible because I am a preference eligible or a veteran separated from the armed forces after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. (Required Document - DD214 Member Copy 4).
04 I am currently in or have previously held a permanent Federal position at the full performance level or higher or with the same or higher promotion potential of this position (Required document - SF50 documenting your full performance level (FPL).
05 I am a disabled veteran with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. (Required Document - DD214, SF15, and VA Letter).
06 I am eligible for a noncompetitive appointment because I am a recently returned Peace Corps employee. (Required Document - Documentation of service).
07 I am the military spouse who will relocate with my spouse who is a member of the Armed Force and who has received PCS orders, or the military spouse of a 100 percent disabled service member who disability resulted from active duty in the armed forces, or the un-remarried widow or widow of a service member who was killed while on active duty in the armed forces. (Required document - proof of eligibility as required under the Military Spouse Appointing Authority).
08 I am eligible for a noncompetitive appointment to positions at GS-11 and below under the Veterans' Recruitment Authority (VRA). (Required document - DD214 member copy 4.).
10 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment under Schedule A - Persons with Disabilities. (Required documentation - a certification Letter from a licensed medical professional or licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or proof of receipt of disability benefits from any Federal or state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or U.S. Territory.)

20. Occupational Specialties

Read the definitions below to determine what options (001, 002, and/or 003) you are eligible to apply.  You must enter at least one code. (NOTE:  If you are eligible under Indian Preference procedures and a current Federal employee with status in the competitive service, select options 001 and 003).

001 - Competitive Merit Promotion.  This option includes current or former Federal service employees who serve under a competitive career-career conditional appointment in the competitive service), reinstatement eligibles, and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service). Federal employees submit your most recent SF-50 showing pay plan, grade and salary.

002 - Noncompetitive: This option is for noncompetitive appointing authorities eligibles only.  Examples include: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment.)

003 -  Indian Preference Candidates (see vacancy announcement for details). Submit BIA Form 4432.


001 Merit Promotion Candidates
002 Noncompetitive Candidates
003 Indian Preference Candidates

21. Geographic Availability


403550109 Oklahoma City, OK

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the statement that describes how you meet the specialized experience and/or education requirements for this position at the GS-07 level.

A. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 in Federal service, providing assistance with travel requisitions ensuring compliance with operating policies, procedures and guidelines; preparing travel authorization and/or travel vouchers; and assisting staff with processing vouchers for reimbursement.
B. I possess at least one full year of graduate level education. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)
C. I possess Superior Academic Achievement. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)
D. I possess a combination of specialized experience and education with a total percentage equaling at least 100 percent. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)
E. I do not meet the minimum education or experience requirements for this position.

2. Select the statement that describes how you meet the specialized experience and/or education requirements for this position at the GS-09 level.

A. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 in Federal service, providing guidance with travel requisitions ensuring compliance with operating policies, procedures and guidelines; monitoring travel transactions to assure no abuse of travel cards; and troubleshooting discrepancies with reimbursement of travel vouchers.
B. I possess at least a master's or equivalent graduate degree. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)
C. I possess at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D. if related. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)
D. I possess a combination of specialized experience and education with a total percentage equaling at least 100 percent. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)
E. I do not meet the minimum education or experience requirements for this position.

For each of the following task statements, select one response from the list below (A-E) that best describes your experience, education and/or training performing this task.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience performing this task.
B- I have had training or instruction on performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task has been monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of my job duties and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am normally the person who is contacted to assist others in the performance of this task because of my expertise and/or I have supervised the performance of this task.

3. Analyze new policy initiatives to assess its impact on travel programs.

4. Analyze travel voucher processing procedures to develop recommendations for improvement.

5. Prepare travel vouchers for employee reimbursement.

6. Complete audits on travel vouchers.

7. Review travel orders for compliance with travel regulations prior to approval.

8. Issue travel credit cards to employee and/or staff.

9. Monitor a travel database system to track voucher payments.

10. Gather data from databases to develop reports summarizing travel voucher activities.

11. Use computer software to prepare travel arrangements.

12. Use travel programs to submit vouchers for travel reimbursement.

13. Provide assistance to employees on enhancements of an automated travel system.

14. Track travel voucher request submissions to ensure timely processing.

15. Make travel arrangements for staff such as airline reservations and hotel accommodations ensuring regulations are adhered to.

16. Answer employee inquiries on travel procedures.

17. Interpret travel policies to assist employees in creating travel orders.

18. Advise personnel on travel requirements and procedures related to the status of vouchers and reimbursements.